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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (C)
Campbell, Laughlan

Captain From the Island of Islay. He took 83 families from Scotland to America. They were offered 1,000 acres of land to every adult person, and to every child who paid passage 500 acres. He needed to bring 500 persons for the offer to be arranged. Four hundred seventy-two persons were brought to the new world, but the authorities, for various reasons, changed their plans. Ruined by the expense, Captain Campbell died. His sons, along with Alexander McNaughton, persisted in their demands and in 1764 succeeded in securing a grant for 47,450 acres known as the Argyle Patent, in the township of Argyle and in parts of the towns of Fort Edward, Greenwich and Salem in Washington County, NY.

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